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Man Who Threatened the Lives of Florida State Representative William Snyder and His Family Over Immigration Bill Efforts, Jailed Again for a Separate Act of Violence

A Massachusetts man convicted of threatening the lives of a Florida State Representative and his family is arrested just two months into his probation charged with threatening a woman in the parking lot of a shopping center. Now, he's back in Florida facing prison time.

Stuart, FL, August 04, 2011 --( The Massachusetts man who threatened state Representative William Snyder and the lawmaker's family earlier this year has been arrested in Massachusetts charged with violating his probation.

Manuel E. Pintado, 47, was extradited back to Martin County this week after being charged in Massachusetts with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest stemming from a July 2 incident in which he allegedly shouted vulgarities at a woman and threatened her in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Hadley, Massachusetts.

Representative Snyder, who spent more than 30-years as a law enforcement officer in South Florida prior to becoming a Florida State Representative, commends the swift action of Massachusetts officers. “No citizen should ever have to fear for their lives or the lives of their families at the hands of someone else, Snyder said. "The sad part of this is the expense to the taxpayers and how utterly unnecessary his actions were.”

In May, Pintado was sentenced to five years probation after being convicted of threatening Representative Snyder and his family. Pintado was reportedly upset at Representative Snyder’s efforts to pass a tough Arizona style immigration bill in South Florida. Pintado is being held at the Martin County jail without bond.

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